On 13/09/20, NEET-2020 Examination was conducted and for students who were not qualified are now given an opportunity i.e, the second respondent Dental Council of India recommended the lowering of qualifying cut off percentile for admission to BDS course for the academic year 2020-21.
The Dental Council of India by a letter dated 28/12/20 proposed that the percentile for BDS Course admission in Dental Colleges should be lowered by 20 percentile in each category.
It was also stated that 7,71,500 students qualified for the admission to MBBS/BDS/AYUSH courses for the year 2020-21.
The total number of seats available for the academic year 2020-21 for MBBS are 91,367, BDS are 26,949 and AYUSH are 52,720 making a total of 1,71,036 seats whereas the NEET qualified students are 7,71,500.
7,000 seats are available for first year BDS admission 2020-21 and only 265 seats are vacant in Government Colleges, rest are the unfilled seats in the private dental colleges.
The vacant seats shall be filled by the candidates who have participated in NEET (UG) for the year 2020-21 after lowering the percentile mark by 10 percentile.
GENERAL CATEGORY - 40 Percentile (113 Marks)
SC, ST, OBC - 30 Percentile (87 Marks)
Last Date of admission for BDS Course 2020 -18/02/21